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[Trade Cards].

Circa 1885.

A group of three trade cards for monuments, statuary works or head stones in marble or granite. 2 1/2 x 4 inches to 3 x 5 inches.

Carbelli & Broggini. Cleveland, Ohio * W. W. Webster, Muscatine, Iowa * M. S. Strong, Granville, New York.


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[MONUMENT ADVERTISEMENTS ON SILK - SALESMAN'S SAMPLES].

Circa 1900.

A group of eight lithographs on silk, showing individual grave monuments. Three are 21 x 18 inches and are credited to Cook & Watkins, and the other six measure 18 x 12 inches, with no company identification. These last six have colored threads embroidered on their side margins. Each monument is accompanied by a style number. Creased but in fine condition.

From Brayley's "History of the Granite Industry of New England (1913) we learn that John F. Cook and George R. Watkins opened the business of Cook & Watkins in 1891. Starting in Boston, "they expanded to various locations in New England and are large importers of Scotch and Swedish monuments and Italian marble statuary. Their monuments and statuary are sold to the trade all over the United States and they employ a large force of traveling salesmen for this purpose." Mr. Watkins died in 1896 and Mr. Cook closed the business in 1907
It is very likely that the salesman who showed these monument samples might have represented more than one company as these silks are of two sizes and only three are identified as Cook & Watkins. Regardless of the origins of these silk lithographs, locating any of these ephemeral advertisements is quite unusual.


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[Song Sheets].

Circa 1860.

A group of six song sheets, each dealing with death. They consist of the text of the song, surrounded by an ornate border. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. In fine condition.

The Belle of Aberdeen * Let Me Kiss Him For His Mother * Belle Brandon * The Ocean Burial * Annie Lisle * She Sleeps in the Valley.


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Savage, James. (1784 - 1873).

A one page autograph letter signed to Benjamin Bussey, merchant and horticulturist. Boston, Nov. 21, 1820. Discusses an exchange of deeds for lands in Hampden, between Bussey and the estate of General Lincoln.Savage was one of the founding fathers of Provident Institution for Savings in the town of Boston. Established in 1816 as the first chartered savings bank in the United States.


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Black, John. (1792 - 1893).

An autographed letter signed to Jonas P. Levy, of Tabasco, Mexico. From the Counsulate of the United States of America. Mexico, April 25, 1846. Black was a diplomat and U. S. Minister to Mexico during the Mexican War. "I had called several times to see Liscuciado Estaven but was unable to find him, until this morning. He tells me the expediente in relation to the steam boat Pertita and owners had been dispatched by him on the 24th of last month, which you will undoubtedly have received before this reaches you..." Franked on verso. Written two weeks prior to the United States declaration of war on Mexico.0


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(BIBLE). THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK... APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES.
(BIBLE). THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK... APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES.
New York: Evert Duyckinck , 1818.

Large 12mo, contemporary calf; lightly rubbed.


Evert Duyckinck, a Dutch bookseller, was one of New York City's earliest successful publishers. By the time of his death in 1833 he had been in publishing for forty years. He was also the founder of a family of nineteenth century biographers and editors. An attractive New Testament of 164 unnumbered leaves. HILLS 363.


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(Indiana). RAND, McNALLY & CO'S INDEXED MAP OF INDIANA WITH A NEW AND ORIGINAL COMPILATION AND INDEX.
(Indiana). RAND, McNALLY & CO'S INDEXED MAP OF INDIANA WITH A NEW AND ORIGINAL COMPILATION AND INDEX.
Chicago: Rand McNally, 1879.

47 page index + two pages of publisher's ads. With a folding colored map at rear. The map measures 20 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches and is in excellent condition. Folding into yellow printed wrappers, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Light soiling to cover.


A fine early Rand McNally pocket map, with an inset for the city of Indianapolis.


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A COMMON SCHOOL ARITHMETIC.
Hagar, D. B.
A COMMON SCHOOL ARITHMETIC.
Philadelphia: Coperthwait & Co., 1871.

360 pages. Cloth backed pictorial boards; edges chipped, rear cover stained.

With a hand stamp on title "Compliments of Cowperthwait & Co."


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Evans, Thomas.
A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, COMMONLY CALLED QUAKERS.
Philadelphia: Friends' Book Store, 1856.

136 pages. 12mo, brown publishers cloth; minor staining.

First edition. By the noted exponent of the orthodox branch of the Society of Friends. See DAB. SABIN 23188


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A CONFESSION OF FAITH, OWNED AND CONSENTED TO BY THE ELDERS AND MESSENGERS OF THE CHURCHES IN THE COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...
[Saybrook Platform].
A CONFESSION OF FAITH, OWNED AND CONSENTED TO BY THE ELDERS AND MESSENGERS OF THE CHURCHES IN THE COLONY OF CONNECTICUT...
Hartford: P. B. Gleason & Co., 1838.

126 pages + mounted errata slip on final leaf. Twelvemo (6 x 3 3/4 inches); purple publishers cloth with a chipped leather label; spine sun bleached.


A beautiful copy of this reprint of the 1708 "Saybrook Platform," the governing document of the congregationalist Church in Connecticut." It was also the first book published in Connecticut.

Of note is the delightful binding, embossed with a deep woven pattern.


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Hoyt, W. M.
A CRUISE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN OR GLIMPSES OF THE OLD WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A BUSINESS MAN OF THE NEW.
Chicago: Poole Bros., 1894.

124 pages. Portrait + illustrations from photographs. 8vo, two-tone cloth with pictorial silver cover; front free end-paper detatched.

Inscribed by the author. A vanity publication of letters previously published in the "Grocers' Criterion." NUC locates two copies. Not in SMITH. AMERICAN TRAVELLERS ABROAD.


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Malcom, Howard.
A DICTIONARY OF IMPORTANT NAMES, OBJECTS, AND TERMS, FOUND IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. INTENDED PRINCIPALLY FOR YOUTH.
Boston: Lincoln & Edmands, 1831.

276 pages. Woodcut illustrations. Sixteenmo ( 6 x 3 1/2 inches); leather backed boards; some cover wear; foxing and staining throughout


Fourth edition. This copy inscribed "Miss Susan Lamson, from her aff. Pastor, The Author." Malcom was a prolific Baptist clergyman, author and educator, who became president of Georgetown College, Kentucky and later Lewisburg University (now Bucknell University). His Dictionary passed through numerous editions and he continued to revise and enlarge it for thirty years.


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A GUIDE AND MANUAL FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC IN OHIO.
Cherington, C.S.
A GUIDE AND MANUAL FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC IN OHIO.
Columbus, Ohio: Cherington & Robinson, 1887.

104 pages. Octavo, 8 x 5 inches. Publishers green cloth with gilt lettering, some light staining to covers.


First edition, later reprinted in 1897 and 1907.



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A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Goodrich, Charles A.
A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Hartford: H. F. Sumner & Co., 1834.

540 pages. With 48 small wood engravings. Contemporary calf; spine gilt; rubbed.


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A HOLIDAY TOUR IN EUROPE. DESCRIBED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FOR THE PUBLIC LEDGER DURING THE SUMMER AND AUTUMN OF 2878.
Cook, Joel.
A HOLIDAY TOUR IN EUROPE. DESCRIBED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FOR THE PUBLIC LEDGER DURING THE SUMMER AND AUTUMN OF 2878.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.

310 pages. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Brown publisher's embossed cloth. A fine, solid copy.

"A better than average series of letters from a Philadelphia journalist, covering a conventional European tour dated July 12 to October 25, 1878." - Smith. AMERICAN TRAVELER'S ABROAD. C108.


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A KEN OF KIPLING. BEING A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF RUDYARD KIPLING...
Clemens, Will M.
A KEN OF KIPLING. BEING A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF RUDYARD KIPLING...
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1899.

141 pages. Frontispiece, plus two illustrations. 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Pictorial orange cloth; a fine bright copy.

A beautiful cover design, signed McM.


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A MEMOIR OF MRS. HARRIET WADSWORTH WINSLOW, COMBINING A SKETCH OF THE CEYLON MISSION.
Winslow, Miron.
A MEMOIR OF MRS. HARRIET WADSWORTH WINSLOW, COMBINING A SKETCH OF THE CEYLON MISSION.
New-York: Leavitt, Lord & Co., 1835..

408 pages + 12 pages of ads. Engraved portrait of Mrs. Winslow. Octavo, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Embossed brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine; very light wear; foxing throughout.


Miron Winslow (1789 - 1864) and his wife were "stationed at Oodooville, Ceylon, from July 1819 to 1833, working among the Tamils of that region as preacher, educator, and translator. In the latter year his wife died and he spent the next two years in America, writing during the time A Memoir of Mrs. Harriet Wadsworth Winslow." - D.A.B.
He continued doing missionary work in India until 1864.


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Davenport, Bishop.
A NEW GAZETTEER, OR GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES.
Philadelphia: B. Davenport & Co., 1838.

518 pages. Illustrated with woodcut views and maps. 4to, contemporary calf; leather label; light wear.

A new edition of this popular work, originally published in 1838.


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A PRACTICAL HAND-BOOK OF ELECTRO-PLATING.
Trevert, Edward.
A PRACTICAL HAND-BOOK OF ELECTRO-PLATING.
Lynn, Mass.: Bubier Publishing Company, (1895)..

67 pages + tables and advertisements. Illustrated with wood-engravings. Twelvemo, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Ochre colored cloth with text in black.


A bright copy of this little work first published in 1891.


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A PRACTICAL SYSTEM OF BOOK-KEEPING BY SINGLE AND DOUBLE ENTRY... ADAPTED FOR THE USE OF THE FARMER, MECHANIC, MERCHANT, AND PROFESSIONAL MAN.
Fulton, Levi and Geo. Eastman.
A PRACTICAL SYSTEM OF BOOK-KEEPING BY SINGLE AND DOUBLE ENTRY... ADAPTED FOR THE USE OF THE FARMER, MECHANIC, MERCHANT, AND PROFESSIONAL MAN.
New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1855.

296 pages + book advertisements. Cloth backed publishers cloth; gilt spine; half-inch hole on spine.


Seventh edition, originally published in 1848. Bentley. Bibliography of Works on Accounting by American Authors. Vol. 1., page 33.


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